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The Importance of Being Emotional

Jenefer Robinson

in Deeper than Reason: Emotion and its Role in Literature, Music, and Art

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199263653
eISBN:
9780191603211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263655.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Emotional reactions to great works of (especially realistic) literature can be indispensable to a proper understanding of the work. Unless we laugh and cry in the right places, we haven't really ... More


The Adulteress’s Husband

Alison Sinclair

in The Deceived Husband: A Kleinian Approach to the Literature of Infidelity

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151906
eISBN:
9780191672880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151906.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Adulteresses' husbands represented in the nineteenth-century adultery novels discussed in this chapter range through the entire spectrum from cuckold to man of honour, with the majority moving ... More


Tolstoy: Did Anna Have to Die?{1994}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1994 essay “Tolstoy: Did Anna Have to Die?,” in which he talks about the death of the main character in Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina. Howe begins by focusing ... More


New Komiks for the New Russians

José Alaniz

in Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733662
eISBN:
9781604733679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733662.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the depiction of New Russians (novie russkie) in comics or komiks in post-Soviet Russia. In a 1999 essay on Russian subversion, laughter, and jokes, Anna Krylova described New ... More


Tolstoy’s Embodied Reader: Grasping the Fictional World

Elaine Auyoung

in When Fiction Feels Real: Representation and the Reading Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190845476
eISBN:
9780190845506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845476.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers a major representational strategy that Leo Tolstoy uses throughout Anna Karenina. By repeatedly focusing on his characters’ performance of routine physical actions, Tolstoy ... More


Modern Literature and the Tragic

K. M. Newton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores modern literature's responses to the tragic. It examines writers from the latter half of the nineteenth century through to the later twentieth century who responded to ideas about ... More


Tolstoy and Nabokov

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter compares Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Nabokov by looking at the openings of their respective novels, Anna Karenina and Lolita. Rather than setting an example of “classical realism” against ... More


“To Tell One’s Faith Is Impossible. … How to Tell That Which I Live By. I’ll Tell You, All the Same. …” Tolstoy in His Correspondence

Irina Paperno

in "Who, What Am I?": Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453342
eISBN:
9780801454967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453342.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at Tolstoy's correspondence with Nikolai Strakhov, describing Tolstoy's dialogic elaborations of his personal faith in the years of the decisive transition to nonfiction. The ... More


The Rancher, the Wheat King, and “Farmers of Forty Centuries”

Cecelia Tichi

in Jack London: A Writer's Fight for a Better America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622668
eISBN:
9781469625065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622668.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Jack London's expansion of his California Beauty Ranch as part of his commitment to sustainable farming. London wanted to educate the American public about the present ... More


The Return of the Tragic in Fiction

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the works of tragic writers, such as Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Joseph Conrad. Features of Hardy's tragic perspective that reflects the impact of Darwinism are elaborated. ... More


Alexander Zeldovich’s Target (2011): Tolstoy and Mamardashvili on the Infinite and the Earthly

Alyssa DeBlasio

in The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444484
eISBN:
9781474476638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444484.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of Mamardashvili’s students at the Higher Courses in the 1980s was Alexander Zeldovich, a psychologist who had practiced for several years in Moscow before entering film school. Together with ... More


Variations on a Theme: Selznick and Stothart at MGM

Nathan Platte

in Making Music in Selznick's Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371112
eISBN:
9780199371136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371112.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

After accepting an excellent offer from MGM in 1933, Selznick fostered a relationship with MGM composer Herbert Stothart. As with Steiner at RKO, Selznick’s penchant for longer scores helped ... More


My Ballets

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0042
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on how she came up with the idea for Anna Karenina, a ballet based on a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. It all started with a dance combination ... More


How I Dressed

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about how she dressed as a ballerina, what she wore, and where and from whom she bought her wardrobe. She reveals that everything she wore was purchased from ... More


Russian Existentialism, or Existential Russianism

Val Vinokur

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the tension between Russian existentialism and existential “Russianism” by focusing on key moments from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground and The Brothers Karamazov and ... More


My Ballets (Continued)

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0043
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her five decades as a ballerina. She marked her fiftieth year in the ballet world by dancing The Madwoman of Chaillot in the French city of Rennes in ... More


I Want Justice

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0044
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about her husband, Rodion Shchedrin, and his music. Shchedrin composed music for such works as The Little Humpbacked Horse, Anna Karenina, The Seagull, and ... More


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